orthophthalaldehyde

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orthophthalaldehyde

(or-thof″thăl-al′dĭ-hīd″) [ ortho- + (na)phthal(ene) + aldehyde],

OPA

A microbicidal chemical used to disinfect surfaces, endoscopes, and other heat-sensitive instruments.

CAUTION!

Personnel who use OPA must wear gloves, goggles, and gowns to prevent contact with mucous membranes or skin.
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